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We don't have any details, but per "American Horror Story" co-creator Ryan Murphy on Twitter, two more awesomely talented actresses have signed on for Season 3 of the series, subtitled "Coven." Read on to see who'll be taking on Jessica Lange for the title of TV's biggest diva this fall!
Bassett (below left) is an Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner for What's Love Got to Do With It? (she also won a Saturn Award for Strange Days) while LuPone (below right) has twice been nominated for an Emmy Award and is a multiple Tony winner (Evita, Gypsy). Both true powerhouses, right? We can't wait to find out more!
- The Woman In Black
Despite rumours suggesting that Sam Mendes was being tempted back to the James Bond franchise, the Skyfall director announced earlier today that he had declined the chance to return to the hotseat for Bond 24.
After the immense critical and commercial success of Mendes's 50th anniversary outing, producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson now have an almighty task on their hands in finding a replacement.
Mendes's involvement in Bond could potentially signify an uptick in the calibre of filmmaker the series is able to attract, and with a cracking 007 in Daniel Craig and goodwill from Skyfall surely this opens the door to a whole host of potential directors?
Digital Spy picks out five directors we'd love to see tackle the next James Bond movie below.
Cons: Might be tempted to cast himself as James »
When Osama bin Laden was killed by Us special forces two years ago, Kathryn Bigelow was deep in preparations for a movie about the failure to capture him during the early stages of the war in Afghanistan. The script, by Mark Boal, was more or less finished; they had scouted locations in Kazakhstan and were preparing to helicopter into Bagram and Jalalabad to see for themselves the terrain they'd be trying to replicate. When news of the death came in, it blew apart the project in such a way, Bigelow says, that any frustration was eclipsed by a sense of being "propelled by history". In fact, she says, "I think our first thought was, 'Well, at least we have a third act. »
- Emma Brockes
Challenging stereotypes and conventions for nearly 30 years, Kathryn Bigelow is one of the most successful female directors to date. While most female filmmakers have risen to power by directing films that appeal to women, Bigelow has broken the mould with challenging and engaging topics, and largely directing men in high-adrenalin action films, such as Point Break and Strange Days making her an exception to the rule. The American film director, producer and screenwriter, received high critical acclaim for her 2008 film The Hurt Locker, including two Oscars for Best Film and Best Director – making her the only woman to ever win this prize in the 84 years of the Academy’s history.
In honour of her latest film, the highly anticipated Zero Dark Thirty, about the decade long hunt for Osama Bin Laden, we have compiled a list of Kathryn Bigelow’s films over the years, showing what it is that makes »
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